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How can I not get the flu?

How can I avoid getting the flu? I have gotten spooked by a couple coworkers who got SICK from the flu, which they caught from their kids, and I am very intent on avoiding the same fate (trouble coming out of both ends). Short of covering myself in saranwrap and lysol, and then hiding in an ICBM silo, what do you suggest? [more inside]
posted by allen8219 on Feb 23, 2009 - 21 answers

Whooping Cough or Tall Tale?

Could my roommate really have whooping cough? Because I'm skeptical. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 17, 2009 - 35 answers

What disease do cats get from a lack of people food?

What risk does a cat take in not eating people food? [more inside]
posted by nzydarkxj on Feb 12, 2009 - 26 answers

Need help hunting down a parasitic worm contracted in Senegal.

What type of parasitic worm (with larvae) can be contracted in Senegal that would make you feel lethargic, nervous, and have a loss of apetite? [more inside]
posted by zonkers on Feb 4, 2009 - 3 answers

Did Henry VIII have a genetic/medical condition that prevented him from having healthy male children?

Why couldn't Henry VIII have living male children (except Edward) and then, why did Edward die so young? Medical explanations? [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry on Jan 5, 2009 - 14 answers

A clean pair of clothes...really?

Is gym-provided workout clothing safe to wear? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Dec 29, 2008 - 10 answers

Are those nuns still a health hazard?

Is it true that the graves of people who died of certain infectious illnesses remain dangerous centuries later? [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Nov 30, 2008 - 11 answers

Tips for parenting with chronic illness

What are your tips for parenting small kids when you have a chronic illness? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 18, 2008 - 10 answers

Real diagnosis in general practice

US doctor question: do general practitioners practice real diagnosis anymore? Every doctor my wife and I have gone to in the past ten years has turned out to be incompetent or disinterested in doing more than the bare minimum. [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Aug 11, 2008 - 28 answers

Cat just starting Lasix - how long before I should see effects?

Cat just starting Lasix - how long before I should see effects? [more inside]
posted by giddygirlie on Jul 9, 2008 - 5 answers

Chinese jungle encephalitis ... or something like it.

My girlfriend's parents have been told that they may develop 森林脑炎 -- a Chinese disease which seems to be similar to Lyme disease. Can you help me find out what this is called in English, so I can find out how serious a condition this is? [more inside]
posted by TheyCallItPeace on Jun 11, 2008 - 10 answers

Welcome to the new you!

Ten days ago I learned I have a celiac disorder. I have lost almost 15 pounds and my eating patterns have drastically changed. Help me fill the void... [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on May 12, 2008 - 30 answers

My gums!

What is going on with my teeth / gums (very disgusting stuff inside)? If you, like me, do not like to hear or see sensitive parts of the body going wrong, please do not read this question. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2008 - 15 answers

a strange oak tree

What is happening to this Oak tree? [more inside]
posted by oliverst on Apr 13, 2008 - 5 answers

Third world nation/first world diseases

Is there any way to avoid getting sick when you have to touch lots of people in a developing nation as part of your job? [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish on Mar 26, 2008 - 12 answers

Microbiology filter

Is it fair to say that the cells that a particular virus uses to reproduce itself are the cells where symptoms of the disease will tend to manifest? [more inside]
posted by serazin on Mar 10, 2008 - 14 answers

Is commercial DNA testing worth the price?

Are commercial genetic DNA testing companies worth the price tag? [more inside]
posted by Schuby on Feb 5, 2008 - 6 answers

Victorian illness

What is the 19th Century illness that disfigures Esther Summerson of Dicken's Bleak House? [more inside]
posted by oneirodynia on Jan 6, 2008 - 9 answers

Wheat free question

My girlfriend was recently diagnosed with coeliac disease. Do I have to get a new chopping board? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on Jan 5, 2008 - 12 answers

My mother has become a crazy cat lady. Help me!

My mother has become a crazy cat lady. Help me! [more inside]
posted by mockjovial on Dec 28, 2007 - 28 answers

The Amazing Invisible Gallbladder

I know you aren't my doctor (or even my mother's doctor), but if you *a* doctor can you please help me connect these dots regarding a gallbladder? [more inside]
posted by Lokheed on Dec 27, 2007 - 11 answers

Is there such a thing as an 'invisible' virus?

Is there such a thing as an 'invisible' virus - have biologists stumbled across any 'diseases' that have no noticeable symptoms?
posted by unmake on Dec 14, 2007 - 20 answers

Is my kitty sick or in need of a nose job?

Does my cat have a chronic respiratory infection, or is it possible she just naturally has poor breathing passages? Ever since my partner and I adopted her and her sister in August she has had periodic coughing and hacking fits that have been relatively unaffected by three separate rounds of antibiotics. Now I wonder if maybe she just has the equivalent of a deviated septum, or whether it's time for hospitalization. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Dec 13, 2007 - 13 answers

under the best circumstances, beans & chile can upset your stomach

Calling all Crohnies! I'm helping to throw a traditional New Mexican dinner party for a group of students on Thursday night. We'd planned for the vegetarian contingency, but have found out that one young woman has a bad case of Crohn's Disease. [more inside]
posted by Sara Anne on Oct 7, 2007 - 7 answers

Help figure out what this disease is!

My lady friend has been sick for a year, and nobody can figure out what's wrong. Has anyone had any experience with this kind of sickness? [more inside]
posted by omnipotentq on Sep 28, 2007 - 46 answers

After gallbladder surgery, will I ever be able to eat anything I love?

Ultrasound and bloodwork after several excruciating bouts of pain this week show that I apparently have gallbladder disease. Help. [more inside]
posted by desuetude on Sep 7, 2007 - 35 answers

Department of Infectious Disease

Medical School Filter: Infectious Disease Department on the West Coast. Please recommend a good university for an overseas visiting professional. [more inside]
posted by geekyguy on Aug 21, 2007 - 9 answers

In the 1500s and 1600s, why did Americans die from European diseases rather than the other way around?

Huge numbers of people living in the Americas died from diseases when Europeans started coming over. It is always stated that this is because the immune systems of the Americans had not contacted the European diseases before. Why did the same thing not happen in reverse? Why weren't 90% of some European settlements wiped out from an unfamiliar American disease?
posted by Hubajube on Aug 12, 2007 - 21 answers

Urban (Garden) Blight

One of my container garden tomato plants is sick. What's wrong with it? [more inside]
posted by dw on Jul 11, 2007 - 7 answers

Looking for information and possible causes of asymptomatic cardiac enlargement

Looking for information and possible causes of asymptomatic cardiac enlargement : details inside. [more inside]
posted by elpapacito on Jul 1, 2007 - 6 answers

Where can I find a good doctor in Philadelphia that will help me diagnose Celiac disease?

Where can I find a good doctor in Philadelphia that will help me diagnose Celiac disease? [more inside]
posted by austinlee on Jun 8, 2007 - 5 answers

Should I worry about Celiac disease?

How dangerous is Celiac disease? What can I do? [more inside]
posted by phaedrus441 on Apr 19, 2007 - 14 answers

"By medicine life may be prolong'd, yet death will seize the doctor too."

Medical professionals: how do you intellectually and emotionally cope with disease and death? [more inside]
posted by melissa may on Apr 2, 2007 - 20 answers

Germ Theory alternatives?

I've recently come across someone who disputes the Germ Theory of Disease. Has anyone ever heard of such a crazy thing before?
posted by xmattxfx on Feb 21, 2007 - 17 answers

Bad head. Doggy style.

A tick dug its foul way into my dog's belly yesterday. We found it dug in but not yet engorged in the middle of an irritated red patch of skin. I tugged 2/3 of of it out of my dog's skin, but despite my best efforts, the head's still in there. What now? [more inside]
posted by Sinner on Feb 9, 2007 - 15 answers

Overall costs of thrombosis

I’m looking for statistics from a reputable source describing the cost of both treatment and loss of wages/productivity or a combination of both (general financial burden) due to incidence of thrombosis and thrombotic disease. [more inside]
posted by Java_Man on Jan 30, 2007 - 4 answers

My poor little bear

Will Lupron help my ferret's adrenal disease? [more inside]
posted by Constant Reader on Jan 23, 2007 - 5 answers

To eat or not to eat...

Will squirrel spit kill me? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Jan 20, 2007 - 27 answers

Zipper Disease

What is "zipper disease?" [more inside]
posted by killa62 on Jan 7, 2007 - 9 answers

What do I have growing out of my legs?

What are these giant pimple things? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 13, 2006 - 15 answers

Neurological disease identification help?

Does anybody know the name of the neurological disease which breaks the connections of your passive feeling nerves but still leaves you able to control your limbs? [more inside]
posted by unrequited on Sep 28, 2006 - 4 answers

Lots of undercooked pork alert!

PorkFilter: Is there anything medically wrong with eating large amounts of pork, sometimes irregularly prepared? [more inside]
posted by nasreddin on Sep 27, 2006 - 46 answers

Should he know that I know?

How do I correspond with someone who I have just learned has a life-threatening illness? (He doesn't know that I know.) [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Aug 28, 2006 - 15 answers

How does sodium affect your blood pressure?

What in the process of absorbing sodium causes an increase in blood pressure [more inside]
posted by thefinned1 on Jun 23, 2006 - 11 answers

Songs about love as a disease?

If you believe BonJovi, love is a social disease. What other songs link love and infectious diseases, metaphorically or otherwise?
posted by obliquicity on Jun 17, 2006 - 28 answers

Can public library books harbor bacteria/virii/disease?

Can public library books harbor bacteria/virii/disease? [more inside]
posted by JFitzpatrick on May 18, 2006 - 20 answers

HyperPTH and PUD

The incidence of peptic ulcer disease in hyperparathyroidism is increased, presumably due to hypercalcemia leading to increased gastrin secretion. Why does calcium stimulate G-Cells to secrete calcium? I am trying to find a precide physiologic reason. Is there another reason for this link between HyperPTH and duodenal ulcers. Thanks!
posted by reverenddrjice on Apr 13, 2006 - 6 answers

can I take kitty outside safely?

Is it dangerous to let a cat outside supervised? [more inside]
posted by entropy on Apr 7, 2006 - 42 answers

Responding to a friend's HIV diagnosis

What is the best way to respond to an acquaintance who reveals he has been recently diagnosed with HIV? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 1, 2006 - 17 answers

Honey, this clam dip is to die for!

Were the food laws in the old testament rational for the time or somewhat superstitious? [more inside]
posted by tula on Mar 25, 2006 - 16 answers

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